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Police Offer Safety Tips on Car Theft

Police Offer Safety Tips on Car Theft

By Herald Staff

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ERMA – The Lower Township Police Department has issued a reminder to residents to take steps to prevent auto theft. The department says there has been an increase in motor vehicle thefts and burglaries of motor vehicles in the area over the past month.

In these instances, the vehicles were unsecured, with the key or the key fob left inside. In addition, police have received reports of motor vehicle burglaries in which unlocked vehicles were targeted and items inside stolen.

The department offers the following tips:

  1. Always remove your keys: Never leave your keys in the ignition, even for brief amounts of time. Always take your keys with you and make sure you lock the vehicle.
  2. Lock your doors:  Make sure all doors and windows are securely locked when your vehicle is unattended, regardless of where you park.
  3. Do not leave valuables in plain sight: Remove any valuable items from your car or place them out of sight to reduce the temptation for thieves.

The Lower Township Police Department is investigating the recent theft reports and encourages residents to report any suspicious activity immediately by calling the department’s non-emergency number at 609-886-2711 or, in the event of an emergency, dialing 911.

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